Updates

  • June 22, 2022

    2022 Mass Land Conference recordings available through June 30

    If you registered for the 2022 Mass Land Conservation Conference, instructions for accessing the conference portal are in your Eventbrite confirmation email, all the way at the bottom. If you can't find the email, look in your spam folder, where many of them landed. Click here for portal link...

  • June 17, 2022

    We're hiring!

    Are you self-directed and comfortable taking initiative, and excel at handling operational and member relations / development logistics and details? Are you FB and Insta-savvy, with a knack for design (read: Canva, etc.)? Do you like to contribute to projects and learn? Then the Development and Operations Coordinator position might be…

  • June 10, 2022

    June 10, 2022 Quarterly Policy Update

    The Green Budget Coalition advocated for the five increases outlined below. The House adopted two of our coalition’s recommendations, and the Senate adopted all five! The FY23 budget is now in a Conference Committee, and we are advocating for the highest funding amount for each…

  • May 18, 2022

    ACTION NEEDED by May 23: Senate FY23 State Operating Budget

    On May 10, the Massachusetts Senate released their FY23 State Operating Budget, and Senator Bruce Tarr has filed an amendment addressing one of MLTC’s highest legislative priorities -- to increase the annual cap for the Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC) program. Please contact your Massachusetts State Senator by Monday, May 23…

  • April 12, 2022

    Last Call for PLPA - Contact Your Senator Tues. April 12 or Wed. April 13

    S.2820, the Massachusetts’ Senate’s version of An Act preserving open space in the Commonwealth (H.851, also known as the Public Lands Preservation Act, or PLPA) has been approved by the House. We need your help to pass it in the Senate later this week (week of April 11)...

  • March 11, 2022

    March 11, 2022 Quarterly Policy Update

    Green Budget: In January, the Governor released his proposed FY23 state operating budget (H2). The Green Budget Coalition is advocating for the following increases: DCR State Parks and Recreation line item (2810-0100): $60M plus retained revenue from $50M in FY22; H2 is $73.5M (but includes retained revenue). MassDEP Administration…

  • January 25, 2022

    Recordings extended through June 30

    If you registered for the conference, instructions for accessing the conference portal are in your Eventbrite confirmation email, all the way at the bottom. If you can't find the email, look in your spam folder, where many of them landed...

  • December 10, 2021

    December 10, 2021 Quarterly Policy Update

    In March 2021, Congress sent $3.4 billion to Massachusetts cities and towns, and an additional $5.3 billion to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to invest in economic growth, jobs, and resilience. At the time of the writing of this update, the MA…

  • December 8, 2021

    Action Needed by Wed., Dec. 15 RE: Conservation Land Tax Credit

    Written testimony must be submitted online at this website by 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 15. If you or landowners you work with have benefited from the Conservation Land Tax Credit, please tell the legislature! The tax credit has helped make many land conservation projects affordable for municipalities, land trusts…